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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  4,790 ratings  ·  388 reviews
To the majority of people Einstein's theory is a complete mystery. Their attitude towards Einstein is like that of Mark Twain towards the writer of a work on mathematics: here was a man who had written an entire book of which Mark could not understand a single sentence. Einstein, therefore, is great in the public eye partly because he has made revolutionary discoveries whi ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 6th 2006 by Filiquarian Publishing, LLC. (first published 1934)
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Jen
Jan 31, 2010 marked it as to-read
The student begins to explain.

'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a b
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستان گرانقدر، این کتاب از چهار فصل تشکیل شده است و شامل عقاید و اعتقادات زنده یاد «آلبرت اینشتین» بزرگ و خردمند است و برخی از سخنرانی های او در مورد سیاست و مذهب و جنگ و کشورش و دلایل خروجش از آلمان و در پایان در مورد یهود و یهودیت و فلسطین نیز سخن گفته است
در زیر به انتخاب بخش هایی از این کتاب را برای شما عزیزان مینویسم
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این گفتهٔ «شوپنهاور» که: ”شخص میتواند آنچه را که اراده کرده است انجام دهد، ولی نمیتواند آنچه را که خواسته است، کنترل کن
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Sarah VanWagenen
Sep 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
ok, don't laugh, but I've been trying to formulate my own "personal statement" these last months. You know, what I believe, what I value, what I aspire to... that kind of thing. "The World As I See It" is exactly what I'd like to write for myself, for those I love. Of course, it would help if I were Albert Einstein... I certainly don't expect to publish mine. But I want to take the time to think through and articulate "the world as I see it." Einstein is a good man-- yeah, he's pretty smart, I g ...more
Alexis Medina
Este libro puede dividirse en dos partes. La mitad en la que Einstein expone su punto de vista sobre la sociedad, economía, religión, filosofía, sus motivaciones, ciencia, su rechazo a las guerras, y sobre el judaísmo. Esta mitad es de lectura fácil, Einstein se expresa con una facilidad hermosa. Sus sentencias son sencillas y clarísimas, su lectura hace tan agradable. No deja de asombrarme cómo consigue expresar grandes ideas de forma tan sencilla. Durante esta mitad podemos entender parte de s ...more
Eng Fatoom
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
العالم كما أراه كتاب لم يؤلفه أينشتاين بل تم تجميعه من مقالاته ومراسلاته ومقابلاته الإعلامية لتلخيص وجهة نظره بالعالم والحياة، وتم نشره لأول مرة عام 1949
كتاب رائع جدا تناول فيه العديد من المواضيع بمثالية عالية مثل : معنى الحياة واهمية المال والثرة والعلاقة بين الفرد والمجتمع والعلاقة بين العلم والدين وافكاره في الازمة الاقتصادية ورأيه في نزح السلاح والخدمة العسكرية وتحدث عن الاشتراكة وامور اخرى وهو يهودي وداعم للصهيونية حاول ان يبقي على علمانيته في حواراته الا انه لم يفلح
Mahdi Lotfi
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
چنین میخوانیم
تحقیقات علمی بر این پایه استوار است که همه اتفاقاتی که میافتد معین شده توسط قوانین طبیعت هستند و این در مورد اعمال مردم نیز صادق است برای همین یک محقق علمی به سختی میتواند تمایل به این عقیده داشته باشد که اتفاقات را میتوان با دعا خواندن تحت تاثیر قرار داد مثلا با ارزو کردن یا تمنا کردن از یک موجود ماورای طبیعت بتوان به تغییری دست یافت
• من نمیتوانم فرضیهٔ بی اخلاقی فرد را بپذیرم من اخلاق را منحصرا یک امر انسانی و متعلق به انسان میدانم که هیچ نوع قدرت مافوق انسانی در پشت ان وجود ندارد
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Hiba Arrame
تقييمي جاء بناء على التجميعة وليس بناء على أفكار وقناعات اينشتاين..
لم أر فائدة من الكتاب، وعنوانه ليس معكوسا في محتواه، ولم ألمس حضورا لأينشتاين في ما جمع من مقالات في هذا الكتاب..
بالإضافة إلى ذلك، لا ندري ما السياق الذي كتبت فيه تلك المقالات ولا تاريخ كتابتها ولا مصدرها، ثم إن بعض الصفحات تجد فيها فقرات متعددة لا تمت لبعضها البعض بصلة، ما يجعلني أتساءل: ما الفائدة فعلا من هكذا كتاب؟ علما أنه لا يستوفي ما وعد به..
الشيء الوحيد الذي عرفته من خلال الكتاب هو كون ألبرت معاديا للحرب والتسلح والعسكرة
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Bob Nichols
This is a miscellaneous collection of Einstein's thoughts about life and religion, and war and peace. In this book,an interesting picture of Einstein, as man, emerges.

Einstein sees reason manifesting itself in nature and that an appreciation of this reality is to experience the mysterious. It is this experience that "stands at the cradle of true art and true science" he writes. While this, along with fear, gave rise to religion, Einstein's religious attitude is all about mystery and not, as he w
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Anna
Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
We exist for our fellow man... Our actions and desires are bound up with the existence of other human beings - "We eat food that others have grown, wear clothes that others have made, live in houses that others have built. The greater part of our knowledge and beliefs has been communicated to us by other people through the medium of a language which others have created."

"I want to research, not to teach. There is too much education all together... the only rational way of educating is to be an e
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Anh Dũng
Mình cứ nghĩ Einstein suốt ngày nghiên cứu này nọ chứ! Ai dè ông cũng là con người nhân văn, cũng rất có trách nhiệm với cộng đồng xã hội, viết báo bày tỏ quan điểm về các vấn đề xã hội, phê phán cái sai, cổ vũ cái tốt, viết thư an ủi động viên người quen cũng như người không quen biết.
Và cuối cùng tuy ông là một nhà khoa học lớn nhưng ông cũng có tinh thần tôn giáo cao và đặc biệt mang trong mình tình yêu tự do hòa bình.
Huy
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Đọc cuốn sách, thấy được một số quan điểm của Einstein về cuộc đời, ông là một người yêu chuộng hoà bình, ghét chiến tranh, thích cuộc sống bình dị, ghét vật chất cũng như danh tiếng, ghét cuộc sống đua tranh vụ lợi mà chỉ muốn cống hiến hết mình.
Đọc xong thấy mình cũng có nhiều đức tính giống Einstein có điều không có được bộ óc như ông thôi mà :'(
Metin Yılmaz
May 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
Çok şaşkınım. Yaşadığı dönem, Almanya'nın içinde bulunduğu durum, dünya savaşı gibi etkenlerden dolayı herhalde etkilenilmiştir diye düşünüyorum. Daha doğrusu düşünmek istiyorum. Bir bilim insanı bu kadar taraflı bu kadar tek düze düşünebilir mi? Özellikle Amerika ile ilgili yüceltmeleri, Almanya ve Almanlar ile ilgili düşünceleri oldukça taraflı, objektiflikten uzak. Daha kötüsü ise din konusunda bu kadar bağnaz bir bakış açısı ve tek taraflı yüceltme, inanılmaz. Bir bilim insanının din ile ala ...more
Maica
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science, biographies
First, I can say that Einstein was a man of ideals and conviction; nevertheless, his opinions and his views are not to be spared from criticism. I respect Einstein as far as his contributions to science are concerned; but with regards to some of his views political, gender-wise and economic matters stated on this book, I disagree. Initially, his optimistic attitude towards humanity and the individual, the mystery and corresponding beauty of nature and the universe, and spirituality are admirable ...more
Najla Hammad
Mar 04, 2012 rated it liked it
مجموعة مقالات ورسائل جُمعت في هذا الكتاب، تتحدث عن الدين والسياسة والمجتمع بطريقة فلسفية، لم أفهم بعض المواضيع كونها أحداث وقعت في بدايات القرن العشرين في ألمانيا ودول أوروبا.

عبّر آينشتاين عن فخره كونه يهوديا بقوله - بترجمتي:
السعي وراء العلم من أجل العلم، وحبُّ العدالة، والرغبة في الإستقلال من سِمات اليهود المُميّزة والتي تجعلني أفتخر بأني يهودي.

ما شدّني في هذا الكتاب، حديث آينشتاين عن اليهود والعرب وخاصة عن موضوع إنشاء دولة إسرائيل. من المعروف أن حكومة إسرائيل قد عرضت على آينشتاين منصب رئيس وزر
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Христо Блажев
Как вижда света Айнщайн: http://knigolandia.info/book-review/k...

По времето, когато излиза тази книга, Айнщайн е изключително популярен учен, но не е още пророкът на атомната ера – и затова и може да си позволи чудесна прямота, хумор и дори малко арогантност. Например по темата за едно женско движение, което протестира срещу идването му в САЩ, той сравнява техните вопли с гъските, които едно време са спасили Рим – определено аналогия, която в днешно време би изяла кариерата на всяка публична лич
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دَانة حمَد
نخبة المقالات لأينشتاين .. هكذا يُقال ! . بعد قراءتي للكتاب شعرت بأنني قرأت " الفراغ " .
هذه المقالات والأقوال بلا تاريخ بلا مرجع ..لا تعرف المناسبة التي كتبت و ذكرت فيها ، توجد عشوائية في الكتاب و كلام لا مغزى له فتجد في الفقرة الواحدة عدة موضوعات لا تمت بصلة لبعضها البعض ! .

عادا عن هذه كله ، ماذا استفدت من هذا الكتاب ؟ ، الجواب : لا شيء .. أو كما ذكرت سابقًا " الفراغ " .

توقعته كتاب رائع لكن مع الأسف هذا كتاب لا طائل منه .
Larry Bassett
What did Albert Einstein think about religion, war and the military, and Zionism? Although Einstein was not religious he was very committed to Jewishness as a culture. He was clearly antiwar and opposed to any standing armies. I thought the book would've been much more interesting if his writings would've been more clearly placed in their historic context and at least consistently dated.
Eclarep
Sep 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Einstein was much more than a brilliant physicist.
Bogdan Teodorescu  ϟ
Probably the best insight into Einstein's mind you will ever get. His mentality, opinions, ideas are clearly seen in this collection of articles regarding every kind of topics. A little dull at some places, due to the fact that the articles were written along the years, and some ideas and opinions are being repeated in more articles. Still the effort to gather all the articles is considerable and yet the book is great. You will get to know a genius' opinions on topics as physics of course, but a ...more
Zahra
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own-a-copy, e-books

این سبک نوشته را بسیاری از دانشمندان نمیپسندند و مسائل جنبی فلسفی را در حوزه ی کاری خود نمیدانند چون نتیجهگیری کلی در مورد روح و خداوند و جهان هستى با استفاده از نتایج علمی به هیچ وجه از روش علمی صورت نمیگیرد و صرفاً فلسفهبافیهای خود نویسنده است و اصولاً روش علم تجربی تا به امروز برای بحث علمی در مورد این مسائل، اطلاعات کافی در اختیار ندارد و حتی ممکن است با این روش هیچگاه امکان بحث در مورد چنین مسائلی را پیدا نکند تا جاییکه بسیاری از دانشمندان از این مباحث و سوالات طفره رفته و آن را در حیطه کار
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hayatem
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: أخرى
هذا الكتاب عبارة عن مجموعة قصاصات منتقاة بعناية من مقالات ، وخطب ورسائل وتصريحات ل-ألبرت آينشتاين في مناسبات مختلفة- الغرض منها إلقاء الضوء على شخصيته الإنسانية الفكرية و معتقداته وآرائه تجاه العالم، الحياة، الإنسان، الدين،السياسة، الحرب والعلم وغيره.

بعيداً عن نظريته النسبية وقانون الجاذبية، يبدو أينشتاين إنسان مبحر في العمق الإنساني، وهو قارئ نفسي رائع. ولديه آراء ونظرة مثيرة حول الدين/ الإله. ك - مفهوم
( الدين الكوني). عاش مدافعاً عن أفكار العدالة والحرية.


يقول:
" إن التوق الشديد للحب، العون و
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Pedram Keshavarzi
در ابتدا که شروع به خواندن کتاب میکنید، پراکندگی مطالب عجیب به نظر می رسد! این از آن بابت است که نویسنده، نامهها و متن سخنرانیهایش را در قالب کتابی گرچه با دستهبندی هایی مشخص گرد هم آورده است. اما اگر ندانی که چطور میتوانی از این نوشتهها بهره ببری، زود خسته میشوی. این اتفاقی بود که برای من افتاد. اما به مرور متوجه شدم که با خواندن فصل اول، میتوانم با نگرش و سیستم باورهای فلسفی نویسنده آشنا شوم و در فصول بعدی ردپای وقایع تاریخی و سیاسی را در نامههای او ببینم.
حدس میزنم ترجمهای که در دست من است، او
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Shirley Thomas
The other day I read an article titled We Believe in Experts Because They Agree with Us.

That might be why I like Einstein and subsequently this book. What I knew of the man behind that iconic frizzy haired picture prior to reading this came from scattered quotes of his I read somewhere or heard from friends. There was eccentricity that drew me in first and then the refreshingly grounded feel one sensed about him that spurred on my fascination about this scientist.

This book is a collection of his
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Zanna
Jul 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
This abridged edition of letters, speeches and thoughts aims to paint a picture of Einstein as a humanistic and political commentator, philosopher and activist.

I felt that the extracts should have been dated; I find the de-contextualisation very annoying and patronising. I was surprised by Einstein's conservatism on issues of education, culture and sexism, matching his scientific conservatism. He is particularly luminous and impressive in his addresses to and about Jews and Jewishness, and the v
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Huongta
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trước đây mình từng thắc mắc là tại sao ngày xưa người ta thi quan văn chỉ có viết thôi? nếu so với thời bây giờ, mảng học tự nhiên ~ xã hội phân chia ra, thì ở thời đại ngày xưa đó những người có xu hướng tự nhiên phải làm sao.
Oh, những người giỏi thì họ sẽ giỏi ở mọi lĩnh vực và văn của họ, suy nghĩ, tư tưởng thì cực kỳ sắc.
Vivian Đình
Những bài phát biểu đầy thẳng thắn, bạo dạn và thực tiễn về khoa học, chính trị, tôn giáo, kinh tế, triết học lẫn giáo dục. Không chỉ là một thiên tài khoa học lỗi lạc, những kiến thức của ông về các lĩnh vực trên (mặc dù Einstein tự nhận là bản thân mình chỉ biết khá ít) để đưa ra quan điểm nhìn nhận thật đáng kinh ngạc với một trái tim giàu lòng yêu thương đối với nhân loại. Thật sự rất đáng đọc!
Ron
By this collection of essays, letters and articles Albert Einstein sought in 1934 introduced himself to the world beyond academia and the headlines. Though he was then fifty years old, the Einstein we find here brims with youthful hope and enthusiasm. Of Jewish linage, he was an agnostic, socialist pacifist (those labels seem inadequate).

Of particular interest to readers today is how some of his ideals seem current while others are so out-of-date as to seem quaint. “The man who regards his own
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Arabian Rihanna
Mar 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
The preface provides scattered contexts for the essays to follow, but that was no way to inform the reader. By the time I reached the end of the book, I forgot all the information that was condensed in the preface.

The book should have organized essays/letters by theme in a chronological fashion, and offered an introduction for each one of them.
Some letters could easily be disregarded. For instance, I don't see any interest in reading the exchange that took place between Einstein and the Academy.
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In 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich by 1909. His 1905 paper explaining the photoelectric effect, the basis of electronics, earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. His first paper on Special Relativity Theory, also published in 1905, changed the world. After the rise of the Nazi party, Einstein made Princeton his permanent home, becoming ...more
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” 4534 likes
“I do not at all believe in human freedom in the philosophical sense... Schopenhauer’s saying, ‘A man can do what he wants, but not will what he wants,’ has been a very real inspiration to me since my youth; it has been a continual consolation in the face of life’s hardships, my own and others’, and an unfailing wellspring of tolerance. This realization mercifully mitigates the easily paralyzing sense of responsibility and prevents us from taking ourselves and other people too seriously; it is conducive to a view of life which, in part, gives humour its due.” 104 likes
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